Short Essay Questions Key
1. How is the bride described in the story?
The bride is described as not attractive, but brimming with happiness.
2. Describe Texas as viewed from the train.
Texas is viewed as green hills with quaint houses and farms, like a wonderland for the couple to travel through.
3. What do the fittings on the train symbolize for the couple?
The fittings on the train symbolize the couple new marriage. The fittings are all shiny and new, just like the new marriage. One wonders if the groom was ever on a train before his trip to San Antonio.
4. What is the symbolism of Jack's "brick colored" hands? What does this tell the reader about Jack?
The color of Jack's hands means that he has worked hard in the sun. It tells the reader that Jack is a working man, not an aristocrat or wealthy. Although he is dressed in his fine clothes today, he will not be tomorrow.
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